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Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
(206) 398-4600
Learn more about the Advancement team

Law Alumni Board Members

  • Jason Amala '05
  • Joanna Boisen '06
  • Heidi Borson '97
    Regional & South Sound Co-Chair
  • Michael Cherry '11
  • Leslie Clark '04
  • Jamie Corning '12
  • Tina Marie Dixon '01
  • Justin Farmer '09
    Strategic Planning Co-Chair 
  • Rick Hansen '00
  • Yair Inspektor '11
    Regional & South Sound Co-Chair 
  • Angie Jones '06
  • Gretchen Leanderson '87
  • Celeste McDonell '81
  • Megan McNally '13
  • Alexis Oliver '08
    Outreach Co-Chair 
  • John Payseno '02
    Strategic Planning Co-Chair 
  • The Hon. Judith Ramseyer '87
  • Nate Roberts '08
  • Catherine Romero '96
  • Angela Rye '05
  • Jennifer Shaw '87
  • Kripa Upadhyay '07
    Outreach Co-Chair
  • Justin Walsh '08
    Mentoring/Professional Development Chair

Law Alumni Board

The Law Alumni Board (LAB), serves as an advisory body to the dean and the Office of Advancement. Including leading members of the alumni body who have made a commitment to advance the mission of the law school, LAB works to engage alumni in support of Seattle University School of Law’s mission to educate powerful advocates for justice. LAB advises the Office of Advancement on initiatives and activities designed to strengthen relationships in building an inclusive law school community of alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends. 

Board Committee Descriptions

Development Committee

Works with the Office of Advancement to develop and implement plans for generating gifts from alumni and friends to support the Annual Fund for Excellence and other discrete law school initiatives.

Mentoring and Professional Development Committee

Works with the Office of Advancement and the Center for Professional Development (CPD) on programs and procedures to put our law students in the best possible position to achieve their professional goals. Committee members will work directly with students, but also with CPD staff, to help foster an understanding of what it takes to be successful after law school. The committee will also advise the Dean on programs and academic components that would be effective in developing sufficient skills and professional attributes to allow students to "hit the ground running" in practice.

Outreach Committee

Works with the Office of Advancement to develop and implement policies for reaching out to and effectively engaging law school alumni. Areas of focus include alumni events, alumni honors, rules and procedures for LAB recruiting and membership, and outreach beyond the alumni community. The committee will also work closely with the Professional Development/Mentorship Committee to encourage alumni to engage with current students and recent graduates and assist them in their professional development.

Regional and South Sound Committee

Our alumni communities gather in many cities across the country including Anchorage, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City, San Francisco, Tacoma, and Washington, D.C. The Regional & South Sound Committee works with the Office of Advancement to develop and implement best practices for establishing regional chapters with particular emphasis in South Puget Sound. Regional events provide an opportunity for alumni to develop and strengthen connections with their alumni colleagues and to welcome prospective and incoming students to the law school community.

Strategic Planning Committee

Works with the Office of Advancement and the law school's Strategic Planning Committee (chaired by Associate Dean for Planning and Strategic Initiatives) to review and make recommendations regarding issues presented to faculty and staff as part of the school's strategic planning process. Issues to be addressed include budget management and tuition control, curricular development, fidelity to the social justice mission, marketing and enrollment enhancement, among others.